A presentation should have minimal text, just a few bullet points per slide to illustrate the point you are making while you are doing your presentation. Maybe some images or simple charts and graphs to illustrate a point.
* A presentation should NOT have the full text of the report.
* A presenter should NOT stand at the lectern and read word for word from the presentation slides.
Copying directly from a 73 page report onto slides sounds like this is what you are aiming for, and let me tell you that will be one painful presentation to sit through. Why should I bother to sit there and listen to you if I can just read the slides myself ?
Just wanted to point out one of the pitfalls of presenting and also one of my pet peeves. If you are standing there reading a slide to me. It gives the appearance that you don't know your topic, someone else must have made up the slides for you and it looks like this is the first time you are reading them.
I will be bored out of my skull wondering when the next break will be.
I hope you take this as constructive criticism, and Best of luck on your presentation.
Last edited by farslayer; 05-06-2008 at 08:38 PM.